Eugene Tan is an art historian, critic and curator. Born in Singapore in 1972, he received a BSc in Economics and Politics from Queen Mary College, London and a MA (Distinction) in Post-War and Contemporary Art from the Sotheby’s Institute, London. He also holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Manchester.
Among exhibitions he has curated include Video Invitational at f a Projects, London in 2003, The Last Laugh: Humour and Contemporary Video Art, Painting as Process: Re-evaluating Painting and Jason Salavon: Brainstem Still Life at the Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore in 2004, the Singapore Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, the inaugural Singapore Biennale in 2006 and Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves at ZKM¦Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Eugene Tan was previously the founding director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts and is currently a programme director at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore.
Eugene Tan curated the Singapore component of the Move On Asia programme presented during MAAP out of the internet 2006 festival.